December 15,2014

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Hatch Welcomes New Members to the Senate Finance Committee

WASHINGTON – Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today welcomed Senators Dan Coats (R-IN), Dean Heller (R-NV) and Tim Scott (R-SC) to serve on the Senate Finance Committee in the 114th Congress.

"The Finance Committee has long been at the center of every major economic debate. Whether it's providing responsible tax relief to American families and job creators, increasing market access to domestic goods and products, or strengthening the nation's entitlement programs to guarantee their solvency for future generations, our Committee has worked to develop smart policies to improve the prosperity of our great nation," said Hatch. “With the addition of these three Senators, the Republican side of this committee will only be stronger, and I am confident we’ll be able to work with our counterparts on the other side of the aisle to help drive a robust agenda to meet the demands of the American people.”

The Finance Committee has the largest jurisdiction of any congressional committee overseeing over 50 percent of the nation’s budget, including America’s entitlement programs, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, all tax policy, international trade, several welfare programs and the nation’s debt. 

Below is the full list of the Republican members of the Finance Committee for the 114th Congress:

Orrin Hatch, Utah

Chuck Grassley, Iowa

Mike Crapo, Idaho

Pat Roberts, Kan.

Mike Enzi, Wyo.

John Cornyn, Texas

John Thune, S.D.

Richard Burr, N.C.

Johnny Isakson, Ga.

Rob Portman, Ohio

Pat Toomey, Pa.

Dan Coats, Indiana

Dean Heller, Nev.

Tim Scott, S.C.